5. Microsoft hinted that it would launch an AR mobile version of Minecraft. At the end of the first day's keynote at its Build Developers conference, the company showed a teaser video showcasing what looked like an AR adaptation of the popular game with the date 'May 17.' – GEEKWIRE
6. Ben Lang does an in-depth review of HP's new Reverb Windows mixed reality headset. Aimed primarily at the enterprise market and priced at $600, the device has the highest resolution headset currently available at that consumer price point, but still exhibits irksome controller issues.– ROAD TO VR
7. VR training reminds drivers to pay more attention and share the road. The “Street Smart” Virtual Reality Exhibit outside Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday confronted drivers with realistic scenarios which could lead to accidents and near misses. It is hoped that such initiatives will help promote safer driving practices.– WTOP
8. A teacher has made VR a part of the curriculum for a group of high-school students. Jonathan Earley heads the CAST (Centers for Applied Science and Technology) Tech group which currently consists of 250 ninth and tenth graders. He predicts that in the next decade, immersive technologies are going to become as prevalent as tablets or smartphones, and that learning to work with them now will give his pupils a crucial advantage when entering the workforce. – NEWS 4 SAN ANTONIO
9. There are many kinds of VR positional tracking, and no universal industry standard on how to implement them. David Heaney explains some of the variations and how they affect the usability of various headsets currently on the market. – VENTUREBEAT
10. Researchers from the University of Georgia, Athens, tested how VR could help people push through the pain of intensive exercise. For the study, 94 active men and women performed three sets of 30-second high-intensity sprint intervals while wearing VR headsets, with half the group receiving immersive content, while the others were presented with a static picture. The ones who were fully immersed in a VR cityscape reported a feeling lower levels of pain as they were cycling through it. – BICYCLING.COM
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